PhD Funding And Scholarships
PhD funding and scholarships
PhD funding and scholarships
A range of funding opportunities is available to finance the PhD study of high-calibre students. These take the form of scholarships, studentships, bursaries and include:
- Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) awards
- Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) awards
- Departmental studentships
Applicants should have a Masters degree in Economics or related discipline. Applicants from all nationalities are eligible for all of these studentships. Studentships are currently £16,863 for ESRC-funded students and £13,500 for LUMS-funded students. Full fee waivers will be granted.
There are two types of studentships: open studentships and studentships that are linked to specific projects (CASE).
Information about ESRC open studentships can be foundhere. The application deadline for these studentships is the 3rd of February 2014 and we recommend that students apply and secure a position on our PhD Programme before the 20th of January.
For LUMS studentships, applicants should indicate that they wish to be considered for School funding on their application form (under the section on proposed source of funding and in the personal statement). There are no separate studentship application forms. The application deadline is the 24th of March 2014.
Regarding CASE awards, the Department of Economics offers an ESRC scholarship linked to the project: Understanding Gambling Markets. This project is in collaboration with the Gambling Commission, the body that regulates the industry in the UK. The successful student will be supervised by Professor Ian Walker and Professor David Peel, who have have extensive research experience in the analysis of gambling behaviour. Interested applicants should contact the supervisors to discuss the project and get an idea of working at Lancaster. The closing date for applications is the 14th of February 2014.
Eligibility: open to all students including international students (full award).
Overseas students: the ESRC has relaxed the rules around international eligibility in strategic areas, allowing fees and stipends to be paid to students outside the UK. As a pilot NWDTC will be able to recruit students for awards in Economics and Advanced Quantitative Methods without adhering to the current residential eligibility rules as laid out in the ESRC postgraduate training guidelines.
Students not resident in the UK for three years will be eligible for a fees-only award.
You are strongly advised to use the details provided within these web pages to identify our expertise in areas of interest to you. And you should contact staff relevant to your interests to help develop your ideas prior to application. We would also be delighted if you were able to make an informal visit to the Department.
Applications for a place on the PhD programme should be made via the online application system.
Other awards for postgraduate study, including research, are made at University level: see the Postgraduate Admissions Office funding pages for details.
Funding for overseas students
The British Council and various government and international agencies operate schemes which provide financial support for study in the UK. For information, please contact the nearest British Embassy, consulate or British Council Office. Financial assistance
The Department may, under certain circumstances, offer teaching assistantships.
Fees and living costs
For information on fees for MPhil and PhD study, and